Jared Blackwelder finished milking his cows near Cabool in Texas just before dawn on 29 April when lightning struck. “It was so bright I couldn’t hardly see,” he said. “It just brought fire down the fences.” When he returned to the field later to milk the cows again, he found 32 of them dead. A vet confirmed they had been struck by lightning. That left him with 120 cows. Springfield (Missouri) News Leader, 1 May 2017.